About This Park
Set on 2,588 wooded acres near Glenville in West Virginia’s central region, Cedar Creek State Park’s rolling hills and wide valleys provide an ideal backdrop for a variety of recreational activities from hiking to fishing. Park highlights include a furnished one-room schoolhouse and a fully restored log cabin, which serves as the campground check-in station.
Glide through the trails on a mountain bike and see nature from a whole new perspective. Be sure to pick up a map of the trails before you set out on your cycling adventure.
Visit nearby North Bend State Park for a tranquil day on the 305-acre lake. Jon boats, pontoons, canoes, and kayaks are available for rent. Bon voyage!
Cedar Creek’s campground has 65 standard sites with running water and electric hookups, parking pads, a grill and picnic table, and three centrally located comfort stations have shower and laundry facilities. Firewood and ice are available at the check-in station and a park store stocks grocery items. Campgrounds reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Campsites are open on a first-come, first-serve basis, typically through October 31. A campsite reservation application is available here.
Cast a line! The three lakes at Cedar Creek are seasonally stocked for fishing. Trout are stocked in January and March, and catfish are stocked in May. Other species in these waters include muskie, bass, and other fish. A fishing license is required to fish and can be purchased online.
Think you can find some buried treasure? Enjoy geocaching, the technological scavenger hunt, and try to find the park’s 3 cache sites. All you need is a great team and a smartphone with GPS.
Cedar Creek has a miniature golf course that’s challenging yet fun for folks of all ages. If you prefer a more traditional game, head to the nearby Glenville Golf Club. The par-35 course has 9 holes, cart rentals, and a putting green.
Take a blissful hike through nature at Cedar Creek State Park. The park has 14 miles of hiking trails that offer everything from a leisurely stroll to a challenging adventure.Download Park Pack & Map
Museums & Historical Sites
Job’s Temple (near Glenville) roughly dates to 1861. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s one of the oldest churches in West Virginia.
The Bulltown Historic Area in Burnsville is another treat. Civil War trenches and graves remain today. You can also visit a history center, which has costumed staff and exhibits.
Want to challenge some friends to a game? Cedar Creek has a miniature golf course, as well as facilities for tennis, basketball, volleyball, croquet and softball. Paddleboats are available for rent on the lakes, which are seasonally stocked with trout and catfish.
Take a dip in the pool to cool off from fun in the sun! The park has an outdoor swimming pool open on Sundays, noon to 6:45 PM and Monday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6:45 PM.
West Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful and remote areas in the United States. Be sure to download your Park Pack for maps and other park information.Download
Cedar Creek joined the state park system in 1955. Two buildings on park grounds allow guests to step back into West Virginia’s pioneer days. The park office, a fully restored log cabin, was formerly a Gilmer County historical landmark. A one-room schoolhouse, built in 1910, was moved to the park from Lewis County in 1989. The school has a tin roof, and is furnished with a pot-bellied stove, student desks, filled bookcases, blackboard and teacher’s desk. It is open to visitors on most Saturdays during the summer.
Cedar Creek State Park campground has sites for single campers, families and large groups. It’s open April through October. Reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 31. A campsite reservation application is available here.
Gather a group for some good old camping fun! A 10-site group camp has water and electric, a group fire circle, grill pad, picnic tables and water fountain.
|This trail begins at the Athletic Field and meanders along Cedar Creek to the park boundary. Many anglers use this scenic trail to access their favorite fishing spots.|
Grassy Ridge Trail
|This trail is a favorite shortcut from the swimming area to the Grass Ridge picnic area.|
|This trail runs above the picnic area and was laid out as a project of the Nightingale 4-H Club.|
North Boundary Trail
|This trail is an extension of Two Run Trail and winds over interesting shale barrens to an area of large timber.|
Park View Trail
|This rugged trail begins near the bridge across Cedar Creek and provides many scenic views of the park.|
Stone Trough Trail
|This is a loop trail that begins at the campground and runs up Long Lick to its source. The trail then turns south and climbs a ridge where it passes a stone water trough, hand-carved from solid rock and believe to be more than 100 years old. South Trough then joins Two Run Trail to return to the campground.|
Two Run Trail
|This trail begins at the campground and follows Two Run to its source. From there it follows a series of abandoned logging roads and animal trails until it meets Stone Trough Trail and returns to the campground.|
Host a family get-together in a beautiful location. Several picnic sites and three large-group picnic shelters are located throughout the park and available for reservation. Book now before they fill up!
North Bend State Park
This park has a lodge, restaurant, campground and a variety of recreational activities including guided programs in rock climbing and kayaking. The 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail runs through the park and accommodates hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. North Bend is located about 50 miles northwest of Cedar Creek State Park.
Burnsville Lake and Wildlife Management Area
This 968-acre lake is a popular fishing spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye and trout. The 12,579-acre WMA is a mixture of steep hills and flat creek bottoms, with hunting opportunities for deer, grouse, rabbit and turkey. The lake is located 40 miles east of Cedar Creek.
Bulltown Historic District
This area commemorates the Battle of Bulltown, the last significant Confederate offensive in West Virginia. The site includes Union trenches, Confederate soldier graves and a restored farm that reflects period living conditions of the area. The Bulltown Historic Center features artifacts from the battle and is only located about 30 miles east of Cedar Creek.
Glenville Golf Club
This gorgeous 9-hole, par 35 golf course has an annual membership base but is open to the public for individual games. Cart and club rentals are available on site and the club is only a 20 minute drive north of the park.